Apple’s iMac Pro got announced all the way back in June this year at the WWDC 2017 and hasn’t been heard of since. Until now that is, as the company has officially announced that the insanely powerful all-in-one will be available starting from December 14.
Once it arrives, the iMac Pro will set you back by an eye-watering price tag of $4999 (roughly Rs 322110). That’s only the cost of the base version, with rates set to increase as per different configurations. Apple hasn’t revealed those yet, but rest assured it will empty a significant portion of your bank account.
The iMac Pro isn’t meant for everyday consumers, targeting professionals working in demanding fields like video editing, virtual reality, and real-time 3D rendering. The workstation includes a 27-inch Retina 5K display, Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Mouse 2.
Apple touts that the device is the fastest and most powerful Mac ever. It’s not modular though, so owners won’t be able to customize it too much after purchase. There is in fact a modular Mac Pro in the works, but that’s a long ways off into the future.
Paying the basic $4999 rate will fetch you an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, 32GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU with 8GB of HBM2 memory. If you want to go all out, you’ll find yourself with a machine that has 4TB of SSD space, 128GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 GPU with 16GB of HBM2 memory, and an 18-core Intel Xeon SoC.
Specifications of the iMac Pro:
– Display: 27-inch Retina, 5120 x 2880p
– OS: macOS High Sierra
– Storage: 1TB/2TB/4TB SSD
– RAM: 32GB/64GB/128GB DDR4 ECC
– CPU: 8/10/18-core Intel Xeon
– GPU: Radeon Pro Vega 56/64
– Camera: 1080p FaceTime HD front
– Weight: 21.5 pounds/9.7kg
– Size: 25.6 x 20.3 x 8-inch
– Connectivity: Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.2, SDXC card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, 4 x Thunderbolt 3, 4 x USB-A 3.0, Ethernet
Only the 8-core and 10-core iMac Pro will be ready for the public on December 14. The higher-end configurations will arrive at some point in 2018.